(Job Description as of 3.26.18)

 

Position Overview: The Director of Children & Senior Adult Ministries (DCS) should first and foremost have a great love for Jesus Christ our Savior. The DCS shall have appropriate training, skills, and experience to support related ministry teams in planning, organizing, and implementing children’s and senior adult ministries here at Central UMC. The employee shall be able to articulate a call to Christian ministry and commitment to encouraging lay leadership to embrace their own call to Christ's Church in ways that inform and strengthen Central UMC as an intergenerational community of faith. The DCS will report directly to the Senior Pastor.

Work Schedule: The DCS is considered to be a part-time position serving the children, and senior adults of our community and church in the following ways;

Children’s Ministry Responsibilities

  1. Develop and provide oversight of a Children’s Ministry Team to recruit leaders, plan, and implement children’s ministries (birth through 5th grades) in the areas of discipleship, fellowship, worship, and mission.
  2. Develop and provide oversight of Children’s Ministry Regular Discipleship, Fellowship, and Programming, events such as; the following: Sunday children’s worship, children’s time, children’s worship bags, training and scheduling acolytes/crucifers for worship, coordinate Sunday morning nursery, Sunday night children’s group, children’s Sunday school, etc.
  3. Work with our director of music, and lay volunteers to provide a children’s music ministry here at Central including, but not limited to the following: a kid’s choir, mom and me handbell ringers, seasonal programs, etc.
  4. Develop and provide oversight of Children’s Ministry Seasonal Programming, including, but not limited to events such as; the following: Trunk-or-Treat/Fall Festival, Eater EGG-travaganza, Vacation Bible School, Advent and Lenten activities, fundraising, etc.
  5. Guide the Church Council in the implementation of the Safe Sanctuaries program to ensure the safety and protection of all children who participate in activities. (Western N.C. Conference mandated)
  6. Coordinate childcare/nursery needs on Sunday mornings, and as needed for other program ministry events.
  7. Provide Leadership Training opportunities for children’s ministry volunteers. The DCS would invest in a ministry first of “connection” not just “direction.” The DCS shall lead, delegate, and support church leaders and ministry teams.


Senior Adult Ministry Responsibilities

  1. Develop and provide oversight of a Senior Adult Ministry Team to recruit leaders, plan, and implement senior adult ministries in the areas of discipleship, fellowship, worship, and mission.
  2. In cooperation with our Deacon, oversee our Care Team Ministry in providing visitation to our shut-ins and assisting in the sharing of Holy Communion periodically. Keep the minister(s) informed of seniors needing/wanting a pastoral visit.
  3. Provide oversite and support for our two Senior Adult Sunday School Classes.
  4. Plan and implement opportunities of fellowship for our seniors including but not limited to; monthly lunch gatherings with our minister(s), quarterly day trips, seasonal/holiday parties, etc.
  5. Provide Leadership Training opportunities for senior adult ministry volunteers. The DCS would invest in a ministry first of “connection” not just “direction.” The DCS shall lead, delegate, and support church leaders and ministry teams.
  6. Share in worship planning as needed or desired.
  7. Share in occasional pastoral care coverage and be on call as needed when the minister is unavailable.

Budget: Participate in annual budget preparation to determine current and future needs. Oversee Children’s ministry, and Senior Adult Ministry spending and make recommendations to the Minister and Finance committee as needed.

Qualifications

  1. 3-5 years of experience in a similar role, with the ability to grow into a role that could involve coordinating a large number of laity and programs.
  2. A willingness to incorporate multiple-generations into the life of the church.
  3. Ability to communicate well, utilizing strong verbal, written, computer, and social media skills.
  4. Bachelors’ degree in Christian education, ministry, or equivelent experience.
  5. Keep abreast of current ministry trends of the United Methodist Church by attending conferences and workshops (as funds allow), and by attending other local church ministries as schedule allows.

I understand the responsibilities as outlined in this document serve as a guideline, but that they are not necessarily all-inclusive of the responsibilities of this position.

COMPENSATION: based on experience